Ted Ladelpha, passionate barebow archer, dies of a heart attack

We are saddened to relay information from Peter Garrett that Ted Ladelpha, our passionate barebow archer over the past 20 years, did not survive a heart attack on January 21st, 2021.  South Nation Archery Club extends its condolences to Ted’s family and friends.

Ted was famous for his opinions, but also for the wonderful roasted turkey he would bring every year to our SNAC awards banquets.  He was generous to our SNAC members, and Larry E. Smith and Kathy Millar remember him fondly.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.

UPDATE: 2021 Advanced Group Lessons Session #2

Here is an update for everyone registered for Advanced Group Lessons, Session #2, slated to begin originally during the second week of January.

Eastern Ontario has experienced an uptick in COVID-19 cases, and South Nation Archery is adhering to the “stay at home” advice from the Ford government; we are not encouraging you to leave your home in order to attend class, as this is non-essential travel.

We are hopeful that classes can start on February 17-18 and run 6 weeks of classes.  We will update our students directly via e-mail again as we draw nearer to the end of the extended lock-down date of February 10th.

Please remember that our retail shop is allowed to be open for your equipment needs, including tuning, but that we are not encouraging private in-person lessons.  If you have the capacity, Kathy Millar continues to coach via Skype.  Contact her via e-mail for details if you wish to start private lessons over the internet.

Larry and Kathy hope that all of you are safe, well, and adhering to guidelines.

CANCELLED TOURNAMENT on Sunday, February 14, 2021

Due to the provincial government’s decision to lock down eastern Ontario February 10th, we have decided to cancel this tournament until further notice.  The current COVID-19 environment is too unstable to plan for archers to have sufficient practice time in advance of the re-scheduled date.

We will advertise sanctioned indoor events with as much advanced notice as possible.  However, this may be only one week’s notice.

We thank all our competitive archers for their patience while we try to offer our regular programming under unusual circumstances.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Mail matches, leagues and Group Lessons in 2021

South Nation Archery, in eastern Ontario, is affected by the COVID-19 GREY Zone restrictions until at least January 10th.  The retail store will remain open for regular business as allowed under the government restrictions, starting on January 04th at 1pm.

ALL private in-house lessons are cancelled for the week of January 04-09 inclusive.  Further information will be posted on our website.  Check back for more details after January 8th, 2021.

Note that our tournament slated for January 10th has been postponed to Sunday, February 14th.

ADVANCED GROUP LESSONS :  Classes are POSTPONED for at least 2 weeks and WILL NOT BEGIN on January 13-14, 2021.  All those students pre-registered for these classes will be contacted directly by e-mail with specifics.

Indoor mail matches and leagues will not start until the lock-down has been lifted.  When that happens, participants will have to reserve a one-hour time slot, in advance, once per week.  Contact Kathy or Larry to reserve a spot when you see the announcement to do so.

As written previously:

Friday night BEGINNER GROUP LESSONS:  Session #2 is cancelled.  Should COVID-19 conditions stabilize, then beginner group lessons for Session #3 will start on Friday, March 05, 2021.  More information will follow.  You may pre-register, but payment will not be necessary until March 1st.

2021 Sessions and private lessons will increase by $5.00.

2021 Parking Reminder for students & competitors

IMPORTANT message to class participants and league/tournament archers!

Please remember to park in our parking lot whenever possible.

DO NOT PARK on the south side of County Road 38.

If the parking lot is full, please park on the north side of the road only, and east of our lane way.

This notice is very important during the snow removal season; the OPP will have your car towed away if you are in the way of the snow-plough drivers.

Thank you for your co-operation.

2021 Advanced Classes Session #2 FULL

We are happy to announce that we ARE able to run our regular Session #2 group lessons for advanced youth and adults starting in January.  ALL CLASSES ARE BOOKED FULLY.

Please see our classes page and events for further details.

Session #2 Advanced and Intermediate classes will run on Wednesdays from January 13th to February 17th and on Thursdays from January 14th to February 18th.

Students who are pre-registered will receive a reminder e-mail during the week of January 4th, and will have the option of paying via e-transfer if they wish.

Birthday Parties During COVID-19

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and following Ontario government guidelines, we are suspending birthday party lessons until further notice.

The only exemption to this are parties which comprise of one family only in attendance.

Please contact Kathleen Millar for more details:  info@southnationarchery.com

 

Special Christmas Eve Store Hours 2020

We are extending our regular Saturday store hours to Christmas Eve for those last-minute gifts and stocking-stuffers. This will be our last retail day until January 4, 2021.
Christmas Eve, December 24th, we will be open from 9am until 4pm.
We will be closed from December 24th at 4pm until Monday, January 04, 2021 at 1pm.

Tournament Schedule During COVID-19

SNAC is pleased to announce that we will be running World Archery sanctioned events in 2021.  Also, we will be running both provincial indoor championships and the national regional indoors.  Also, we will be running mail matches.

Pre-registration for all these events is COMPULSORY.  Preference will be given to advanced students and regular club participants.

You will see the dates and shooting times on our Events Page.

Only 4 people will be shooting for any start time; 2 archers per line.  There will be no spectators.

For more details, or to sign up for one of our events, please call or write to Kathleen Millar at 613-989-2943 or info@southnationarchery.com

 

2020 Candle-Master Quintin Fawcett

During our COVID-19 delayed Session #4, we held our annual candle event on October 28-29.  The archer must shoot out the flame without touching the arrow.  It takes quite a lot of skill and calmness.

This year’s Master is Cadet Compound archer Quintin Fawcett who shot THREE candles successfully.  Congratulations, Quintin!  You are the youngest archer to take out 3 in one class!

Then we had quite the family feud in our Thursday night 7pm classes:  all 3 parents shot out at least 1 candle flame (Connie Siedule shot out 2 of them), but none of the children in the families was able to do so.  Of course the parents did not rub in that fact …

We had a large number of people shoot their first candle flames ever.  So, with them plus repeat successful archers, big congratulations to:  Serenity Last (her dad failed to put one out), Georgia Stanley, Stella Fawcett, Oz Alves, Eden Baker, William Baker and Pam LeClair.

Our annual event is the distraction night activity built into advanced group lessons.  Other distraction night events include team rounds, shutting out sounds around you, and field archery.  For more information on advanced classes, please contact Kathleen Millar.